Even though the 353-room Confidante Miami Beach gives off a relaxed vibe similar to a friend’s beach house (if you’re lucky enough to have such friends), meetings are still top of mind with a brand-new ballroom and recently revamped meeting space to boot.
The Carmen Miranda Ballroom is the latest addition to oceanfront property, and planners can start booking it as early as Jan. 1, 2019. Its design mimics that of the hotel, bringing mid-century modern design into the ballroom and pre-function space. In fact, the 4,639-sf space is named after the famous Portuguese-born Brazilian singer, samba dancer and film star, and pays homage to both her and 1940s Miami. Peach, pink and green palm print wall designs and eye-catching Terrazzo flooring make the pre-function space feel very tropical, while the ballroom’s floor-to-ceiling windows bring in that Florida sunshine and beachfront views.
The ballroom’s dedicated stairwell adds a fun element that allows attendees to easily access the property’s heated pools, cabanas and bungalows as well as a private, 1,300-sf wraparound terrace that features views of the Atlantic Ocean. The space also includes induction cooktops for easy catering as well as retractable ceiling hooks that make it easy for planners to hang custom backdrops or signage. Plus, the ballroom’s LED lighting system give planners 25 options to customize room lighting, and the sound system touts JBL professional speakers.
“The Carmen Miranda Ballroom completes a full transformation to our indoor meeting and events space, conveniently located on our entire second floor,” says Keith Butz, general manager at the property. “These unique, mid-century modern spaces are ideal for gatherings of all kinds.”
The debut of the ballroom follows the recent $3.5 million revamp of the hotel’s second-floor meeting space, which was completed in October 2017. That included technology and design enhancements — new carpeting, a new wireless LCD projector and an 18-foot, drop-down screen, to name a few — for the 10,000 sf of space.